2.29 MW Solar Project Completed on Mumbai Metro’s Line-1

Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd.’s solar contractor Waaree Energies has announced the completion of a 2.29 MW rooftop solar plant across all 12 elevated stations and the Four Bungalows Depot on Mumbai Metro’s 11.4 km Line-1 between Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar.

The system’s installation began in June 2017 as part of MMOPL’s ‘Go Green Go Clean’ campaign to meet a part of its power requirements through renewable energy. When commissioned, the solar panels will take care of 30% of the stations & depot’s power requirements for lighting fixtures, air conditioners, escalators and elevators. It is also expected to reduce about 2700 tons of carbon emissions per annum.

Photo Copyright: Waree Group

Photo Copyright: Waree Group

Jagruti Nagar Station – Photo Copyright: Waree Group

Similar solar plants of varying capacities have been commissioned at Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Nagpur’s metro systems – see related posts here.

For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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6 Responses to "2.29 MW Solar Project Completed on Mumbai Metro’s Line-1"

  1. sir_tech says:

    Best thing about metro systems compared to other public transport systems is, its much more efficient (time, energy, space), results in less traffic and its much more environment friendly. With increasing solar and wind power plants, railway will be much more environment friendly compared to buses, cars etc…

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  2. Sai says:

    Good job. Does namma metro have any plans in the pipeline?

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  3. amit chitre says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Ive been following this :
    https://etendermmrda.maharashtra.gov.in/notice?docid=23852
    It says the tender opening date was today. Any idea how I can find out what the bids were for this?I tried searching extensively for the information online, but none of the news sites are reporting on the bids

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, only the tender packets were opened today to see which firms/JVs have submitted bids. Next steps –
      1) Eligibility evaluation – based on company/JV’s financial health, experience etc.
      2) Technical bid opening & evaluation
      3) Financial bid opening & evaluation

      I think what you’re looking for is #3. That step has a couple months to go. I’ll post an update with the bid values whenever they’re opened.

      Reply

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